India-spec VW T-Cross To Look Different Compared To Brazil-spec
The T-Cross SUV will be tailored to look more rugged for the Indian market compared to the global model -...
The T-Cross SUV will be tailored to look more rugged for the Indian market compared to the global model
- It’s VW’s smallest SUV till date, will rival Hyundai Creta - Based on the soon-to-be localised MQB-A0 platform, the T-Cross is expected to be introduced here in late 2020 - The Brazil- and China-spec SUVs are bigger than the Euro-spec model - The India-spec SUV is expected to be the same size as the Brazil/China-spec SUV, albeit with a more rugged look - Will be the first product for Volkswagen under the India 2.0 philosophy
Pictured: 2016 VW T-Cross Breeze concept
As the Volkswagen Group is gearing up to launch its next set of locally produced products under the 2020 India 2.0 business plan, the group has shed some light on the upcoming VW MQB-A0-based compact SUV, the T-Cross. Debuted simultaneously in Europe, China and Brazil in October, the T-Cross is finally heading to India, most likely in end-2020, after the launch of Skoda’s made-for-India compact SUV on the same platform. The Euro-spec T-Cross is smaller compared to the Brazil- and China-spec SUV. There are also noticeable differences when it comes to the styling of all the three versions.
|Volkswagen T-Cross (Brazil-spec)||Volkswagen T-Cross (Euro-spec)|
The Brazil-spec SUV just looks like an elongated version of the Euro-spec model, as they look nearly identical. The China-spec, on the other hand, gets a significantly different front fascia and looks more rugged and muscular compared to the rest two. In fact, the China-spec T-Cross, which has been co-developed with SAIC (owner of MG), takes inspiration from VW’s bigger SUVs such as the Altas and the Jeep Compass-rival, the Tharu. We believe that the India-spec T-Cross could be inspired by the Chinese version. Irrespective of the top hat, the interior of all three versions are identical and it is likely to be the same case with the India-spec SUV as well.
Pictured: Volkswagen T-Cross (China-spec)
Skoda has been tasked by the VW Group for the India 2.0 plan and VW Group’s head in India, Gurpratap Boparai, has hinted us about India-spec T-Cross. While it is expected to be of the same size as the Brazil-spec SUV, it will be more rugged looking of the two. Boparai has said, “The Indian version (of the T-Cross) will be significantly different in terms of space, also how the Indian customer wants the SUV to be more rugged and muscular. The Indian T-Cross will be different from the Brazilian T-Cross.”